Restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Rouen

L’Espiguette

This charmingly decorated eatery serves excellent bistro classics – think osso buco (veal casserole), filet of sole, beef tartare – with the day's offerings up on a chalkboard. It's quite popular with locals, so res…
Chinese in Rouen

Ho Lamian

Delicious lamian – homemade noodles pulled by hand – has brought city-wide fame to this humble Chinese eatery. Watch the Hong Kong-born chefs in action while you wait for a table up front, then head back to one of t…
Seafood in Rouen

Bar à Huîtres

Grab a seat at the horseshoe-shaped bar at this casual but polished eatery located inside Rouen's covered market for über-fresh seafood. Specials change daily based on what's fresh, from giant shrimp to dorado and f…
Modern French in Rouen

La Rose des Vents

Tucked away inside a secondhand shop and furnished with mismatching furniture and tables, this very charming and fun establishment is hugely popular with foodies and hipsters. Patrons rave about the two lunch mains,…
Cafe in Rouen

Citizen

Citizen is undeniably hip with its black lines, industrial fixtures and groovy tunes playing overhead. More important is the excellent coffee, and the tasty bites on hand (granola, fresh fruit and fromage blanc for …
Crêperie in Rouen

La Cornaëlle

Arched ceilings, pale stone walls and some low-playing blues set the scene for an enjoyable night nibbling on delicious savoury galettes, while sipping some of the fizzy local cider. Finish off with a decadent desse…
Cafe in Rouen

Café Dessiné

Tucked away along rue Damiette, this comfy, individual cafe hits all the right notes with low-slung deco-style leatherette armchairs and sofas, cartoons on its walls and an unobtrusive background of hip music. It's …
Indian in Rouen

Le Kashmir

A block from the waterfront, Bollywood pop plays over this cheerfully decorated space, complete with hand-painted camel skin globe lamps, bright colours on the walls and a carved wooden bar. All the Indian classics …
Gastronomy in Rouen

Les Nymphéas

With its formal tables arrayed under 16th-century beams, Les Nymphéas has long been a top address for fine dining in Rouen. Young chef Alexandre Dessaux serves up French cuisine that manages to be both traditional a…
Pastries in Rouen

Dame Cakes

Walk through the grand and historic, early-20th-century façade and you’ll discover a delightfully civilised selection of pastries, cakes and chocolates. From noon to 3pm you can tuck into delicious quiches, gratins …